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early with us. at this hour, numbers only tell part of the story. the storm is blamed for at least 10 deaths in the united states. more than 14,000 flights have been canceled. damage could reach $20 billion. >> and it has flooded several new york city subway tunnels, and much of the manhattan skyline is dark. >> just very odd to see. here in d.c., can you expect strong winds and heavy rain throughout the night. the federal government and many local governments and school systems will bound b closed tomorrow. for the latest, go to our website, wusa9.com. >> with this storm system, it delivered something quite quiet different just a couple of hours west of d.c. we're talking snow and lots of it. counties in maryland, virginia, and west virginia all bracing for feet of the white stuff. >> reporter: the national weather service issued blizzard warnings for much of the appalachian mountains. west virginia's governor declared a state of emergency as the snow began to fall. >> we're getting ready for the winter storm, you know. >> reporter: the snowshoe mountain resort was one of the first t
as a high school sophomore. recreation use spiraled into dependency. >> i couldn't take it anymore. i couldn't take it. i was tired of flushing marijuana in the toilet and i couldn't take it anymore. >> after rehab failed, maria made the most difficult decision of her life. >> i called the police. six officers swarmed our house and they took him away in handcuffs. >> months later, on the night of july 17, 2005, the promise of marijuana led him to a quiet bethesda neighborhood with $3,000 of his friend's money in his pocket. >> as a mother, we all try to protect our children. those last minutes of his life i wasn't there. >> he was meeting three other young people in their car. he thought he was making a marijuana buy. but it was a setup for robbery. >> as his 6-foot body fell on the sidewalk, blood pouring out from both sides. somebody went and reached in his pockets to take his money. >> they were so close, they had an unwritten rule. when she called, he would always answer. on that night, he didn't. >> i called every hospital trying to find my son. >> at 1:30 in the morning
tonight in the u.s. after being extradited from england. one of the suspects is accused of conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in oregon. the prosecutor calls the extradition a watershed moment in the fight against terrorism. more tonight. >> radical islamic creature entered no plea as he stood in front of the district court judge in new york city. he was dressed in a blue prison shirt revealing his amputated arms, which are usually covered by prosthetic hooks for hands. the terror suspect is charged with attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in oregon. >> the camp would have trained al-qaeda sympathizers here in the united states and have them trained in explosive training and frankly, soldier training. >> two other defendants entered not guilty pleas. one of them is charged with terrorism conspiracy in connection with a 1998 bombing, killing 224 people, including a dozen americans. >> he received the statement of responsibility for the bombing three days before the bombing actually happened. >> this is the second time a creature brought to this court to answ
tried to use the cell phone to detonate what he thought was 1,000 pound bomb in front of the federal reserve. the fbi made sure that it was harmless. if convicted, he faces life in prison. >>> and we can expect closing arguments tomorrow in the case against two police officers in prince george's county. regional baker and james harrison charged with assault and misconduct. the incident caught on tape back in 2010 as students at the university of maryland celebrated a basketball win over duke. and the video shows the cops using their batons to hit a young man while on the ground. today, they testified that the young man punched another officer and refused to drop an about in his hand. that object turned out to be the young man's cell phone. >>> the boy scouts of america have released almost 15,000 pages of what has been called their perversion files. today it happened. take a look at this map put together by the l.a. times. all of these yellow dots represent the boy scout leaders and volunteers accused of sex abuse between the years 1965 and 1985. and guess what. there are about 40 of
>> hello, everybody. i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us. tonight, homes and businesses along delaware's atlantic coast are under evacuation orders. in our immediate area, people are being told to brace for hurricane sandy and they're listening as 9 weather team is covering the storm. >> we have some brand new information. pressure is down a little bit. winds are still 75 miles per hour. we'll start with a satellite picture. we're looking at a position about 300 miles south of hatteras. that's good. it's moving northeast at 14. we is have another day to prepare for sandy. it won't be as nice tomorrow as today, but you'll be able to clean your gutters out, check your down spouts and that sort of thing. so here's the storm. it does not look particularly impressive, but again, we can't really get hung up on that either, because ironically the storm will intensify and become in some ways a stronger storm after it becomes extra tropical. here's the track. sunday, 8:00, we're looking at a category 1 way out to sea, seem east of hatteras. that's not so bad. it's the left turn that's
students affected by the creepy critters, and they'll be joining us shortly. >> our ken molestina has been tracking this story. we're talking about an infestation of bedbugs. how bad is this, kenny? >> reporter: it's pretty bad. the company that runs these dorms, capstone management, say they're aware of the problem and are working to fix it. however, a couple of students i spoke to say every morning they're waking up with bites. >> this is like after the treatment happened. i'm still continuing to get bitten. >> reporter: she lives in one of the dorm-style apartments that has been overcome by bedbugs. this film shows the conditions they have been forced to live in. her and her roommate have been forced to put their belongings in bags and empty out entire closets of clothing in order to try and rid their rooms of the bed busmghts they say exterminators have been in their apartment several times but they keep waking up with bedbug bites night. found one in my wall and only after i found one did they take action. >> reporter: during a phone conversation capstone said two units have been affe
. you're going to help us elect mitt romney, the next president of the united states, aren't you? >> reporter: in ohio, he accused the president of running the campaign with little new policy. >> he is trying to distract people, he is trying to hope you don't pay attention to the realfin front of us so he can win this election by default. >> reporter: with polls showing romney gaining ground, the president is gearing up for a campaign blitz. starting wednesday he will hit six battleground states in two days. >> drew levinson, "cbs news." >> the final debate will be in florida and it is on monday. we are your go-to the station monday night. we're teaming up with u.s.a. today and beginning our 9:00 p.m. coverage. on our website we'll be live blogging about what the candidate say. you can join the conversation by a facebook or twitter. then on 9 news at 11:00, we'll check the statements with the su a today fact checking team. >> now we learned $5 million is missing and it is one of the reasons the district regulators are now in control of the health plan. that is owned by jeffrey th
of us -- blogs of usa debaters. and we'll check the facts with our fact checking team. >>> were they lies or untruths? whatever was said by the state department following the embassy in ben gaze is not true and some tough talking members of congress want to know if there was a coverup. here are the details of a hearing that ignited fury on both sides of the debate. >> reporter: anita, heated exchanges took place on capitol hill. they were trying to get not to simple questions answered. how was the entire world so misinformed in the days that followed the attacks? >> reporter: as it turns out, the original explanation for the u.s. embassy in bengazi that killed chris stevens and others is false. it had nothing to do with a revolt from extremists opposing an antiislamic film. it was the result of a terrorist attack. now the truth is out, this committee is demanding answers. >> you are saying you got it wrong, it stayed wrong, you didn't know any better. is that right? >> reporter: the chairman and other members of the committee grilled ambassador kennedy and members of the state d
and path, let's get to topper. >> does it look like the storm will head toward us? >> i think so. i think it's going to make landfall somewhere between dc and new york city. and if it does somewhere in between there, the storm is so big, it will have an impact on us. the farther south, the larger the impact. let's start with the warnings. we're looking at a storm that has sustained winds of 75 miles an hour. it's a category one. low end. about 35 miles south, southeast of charleston. movement to the north at about 7. we're looking at warnings up to hatteras. essentially the entire southeast coast. no changes yet, but i would not be surprised tomorrow or at least by sunday if we get some watches, tropical storm watches and warnings even in the immediate delmarva coast. okay. let's go over the scenarios. and i've changed this a little bit. one scenario we take it out to sea. 5% chance. scenario two, new york city north. i think even ift hits new york city, we'll get an inch or so of rain with winds 15-30 miles an hour. scenario 3, about a 30% chance in between new york city and atlantic cit
'm bruce johnson. thanks for staying up with us. the nats have one game in the win column, and tonight rgiii is tweeting that he hopes to play next week despite that concussion. diane roberts is here. >> hi, bruce. the redskins don't really have a home field advantage. entering today washington had lost eight straight at home, but the buzz, robert griffin iii has kept everyone excited. today washington's favorite son gave everybody a scare, and he scrambled for yards and gets drilled. griffin doesn't move at first. he ends up walking off the field of his own accord but he was diagnosed with a concussion. >> he wasn't sure what quarter it was in the third quarter. so at that time when he wasn't really sure what the score was, what quarter it was, we knew he had a mild concussion, at least according to the doctors. feels good right now. a lot better right now. but that was the situation, why he didn't go back into the game. >> and, of course, everyone wants to know how is he doing, is he going to get back in the game. and right now we don't know. he says he wants to get back in the game.
to the wusa 9 facebook page and tell us what you want to hear tomorrow night. you can watch the debate live on wusa 9. get to our website where we will be fact checking what the candidates say. then join us for a wrap-up of the debate at 11:00. >>> vice-president joe biden says the middle class has been buried for the last four years. the republicans couldn't agree more. during a campaign stop in charlotte, the v.p. criticized mitt romney for proposing policies that biden said would cut taxes for millionaires and raise them for middle class families. >> this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class that's been buried the last four years, how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts. look, folks, we've seen this movie before. >> so the romney camp jumps all over that. a spokeswoman says she couldn't agree more. she said the middle class has been buried under president obama's policies. >>> new at 11:00, a vicious game caught beating on camera and the man believed to have orchestrated the whole thing is faci
for joining us. a drag race and it ended it one of the cars slamming into a metro bus killing the driver and injuring several passengers. he goes by the name of clay and he was racing another driver when he lost control. here is more including an emotional interview with his grandmother. >> reporter: at 9:30 p.m. officer responded for a call of a vehicle accident. >> i'm empty. >> reporterthe grandmother of the 22-year-old tries to figure out how to move forward without her life hand man in life and in business. >> there is a hole in my heart. i didn't give him life, i didn't birth him, but i took him as a baby and he is my only grandchild and i was grooming him to run my business. >> reporter: she had hoped he would run her healthcare business one day, but instead has to explain to his one and three-year-old children their father is gone. wills and another driver were drag racing around 9:45 friday night. >> he walked out of here last night about 8:30 full of life laughing. his little girl was sitting in the chair with me. she said daddy where are you going? going to work? i said he is
unbelievable to get us to this town, this city, this team, it's speechless. >> nobody really talked about it having a chance. we kept to ourselves and kept our noses in the game. and every single guy stepped up. so it's a huge accomplishment and we're happy to be the n.l. east division champs. >> we've come a long way. we've done some good things, a couple bad things. but to finish on top is something i'll never forget. >> now, it's all quiet out here. they're setting up the field for tomorrow's game but derek, this party is still going on down in the clubhouse. i'm sure it's going to be going on for quite awhile. >> you've got to wonder how it is for the baseball team to play a couple more games before the playoffs start. we want to let you know out here on the field they're cleaning up, but there is a lot of this and a lot of beer cans and bottles all around from the players who have been celebrating so much. as we notice, this also belongs to the fans. i know scott broom was outside that park as fans very excited began to make their way back home. josh? >> can you blame them? 79 years
website, wusa9.com, and be sure to join us tomorrow when andrea mccarren will be at the sentencing and bring us all the reaction. >>> when you get on the metro tomorrow, your ride may come with a side of what some say is hate. a new ad hits stations. debra joins us with the ad. >> reporter: you're going to watch the next minute and a half. it's going to be the talker tomorrow. at the heart of the controversy is a tug-of-war between free speech and an advertising that gets away to the days that inspired mad men. it's called stirring the pot. if that shook you, read this. >> in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. >> reporter: it's the kind of ad that attracts controversy and handcuffs. >> do you have a right to do that? >> i do, actually, and i'm doing that right now and you should get out of my way. >> tell me what i'm under arrest for? >> reporter: that was in new york city. the controversial ads are hitting metro stations here. the woman behind them equally controversial blogger, pamela gellar. >> the ads were submitted because they were a
an opportunity to use your skills and life experience. make a difference today. get involved. >> this poster sparking fiery debate about the freedom of speech nationwide. now the creator of the ad tells 9 news why she's doing it. >>> plus topper is tracking ugly weather that may cause an ugly commute come together. >>> breaking news. jerry sandusky releases a 3- minute statement from behind bars. >>> new tonight, not an ounce of remorse from jerry sandusky just hours before he's sentenced for sexually abusing children while he was at penn state. >>> the former assistant football coach recorded an audio statement from his jail cell. in it he maintains he's innocent. he says his victims are liars and blames his conviction on a well ork straight conspiracy involving the victims, the cops, penn state and the press. >> they can take away my life, treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> he also imglies he's going to appeal his conviction, but appeal or not, a judge will sentence sandusky tomorrow on those 45 separa
to the north and west, and that is not good for us, especially if it goes into southern sections of new jersey and southeastern sections of pennsylvania. that is not the worst-case scenario but it's pretty close. our spaghetti plot. again, the lines each represent one model. closer together the lines, the more they agree, the more they separate the think it's gobbing this way or this way. here's the deal. we get into monday nature and tuesday. there's a good confluence that the storm is not going to go out to sea, it is going to go back to land and retrograde west-northwest. now, the question is it will be in new york or will it be in philadelphia. again, the time frame has not changed. tuesday is the real dangerous day, if you will. let's talk about some scenarios. 5%, scenario one, goes out to sea, wind none, rain none. that ain't gonna happen. scenario two, goes into new york city or further north. now we have winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour. rain, just showers. don't see any flooding with scenario two. scenario three, now we're tracking it a little further south, northeast pennsylvania an
for the vikings. hello, everybody. i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this sunday night. rg3 easily the most exciting player in the nfl this season. he dazzled the minnesota vikings at fedex field today a week after being knocked out of the game. he led the skins to the first home win in more than a year. dave owens is here with the highlights and reaction. hey, dave. >> a win that was a long time coming for the burgundy and gold. this game interesting for a lot of reasons. was griffin fully recovered from getting his noggin nknocked last week. all of those questions as we went into the game today. rg3 thinking pink today. he was making minnesota blue getting it done with his arms. he rifles this pass across. then later on, he's got legs. oh, he knows how to use them. 76 yards. he also added a 7-yarder, two touchdowns on the day. washington wins it 38-26. home losing streak, gone. >> i took off running and got to the sideline, thought i would run out of bounds because everyone's been telling me that lately, and then you know, you know in certain situations and i felt like i had the guy outfl
. 21-year-old quazi mohammad rezwanul ansan nafis came to the u.s. from bangladesh on a student visa but according to authorities his real intention was to carry out a terrorist attack. agents pretending to be al qaeda arranged meetings where they planned the attack with a fake bomb. >> he was motivated by al qaeda. >> reporter: he was accused of driving a van with a 1,000-pound bomb to the federal reserve bank in manhattan. he then allegedly tried to detonate the bomb. as planned, it didn't work and he was arrested putting an end to the sting operation. >> he was thinking with his heart, not his head. this was another example of the fbi of doing an effective job of undercover operations. >> reporter: but an expert, the timing of the bust may be politically motivated. >> the white house well comes the attention. >> reporter: this is an opportunity for the obama administration to flex its muscle and show their ability to counter tear terroristic effects. >> the department of justice still has a significant control over the timing of when they would launch this kind of thing. >> report
would say it's a little inspiring. >> reporter: which takes us tonight with the baseball team gets a chance to win. [ cheers and applause ] >> congratulations. well done. well done. >> good job. >> all right. >> are you ready? . [ cheers and applause ] >> oh. not myself. but i'm good. >> reporter: in burke, virginia, 9news. >> well, as you can imagine, it's a long and it cost a lot for physical therapy. friends have set up a website where donations can be made. the information is on our website wusa9.com. >>> criminal charges have been filed against a maryland teenager. this video shows 15-year-old preston deener being chased after allegedly being assaulted. he was being interviewed by whag television at the time about bullying against him. now, one of the teens seen in the video has been charged as a juvenile by the frederick county sheriff's department with second degree assault. tonight deener was the guest of honor at an alternative homecoming dance organized by his family and supporters. >>> well, the capitol hill woman came face-to-face with a man who brutally beat her husban
, for instance, stuff like that. but there was no public apologizing. romney is using a much more muscular rhetoric to describe his foreign policy and obama is trying to suggest that it requires more coalition building amism i think it does indicate that -- i think it does indicate that obama is trying to be more world view centers and romney is trying to lead with american exceptionalism. >> he was accused of going back to our policy in decades past. we'll see if that resonates with voters. >> that's part of his argument. yeah, that's what we did in the 80s. >> thanks for joining us. back to you. >>> of course the internet once again buzzing during the presidential debate. not quite so loudly i think it was during the slugfest we saw last week. first of all what were folks looking to hear tonight before the debate even got started. >> sure, google politics and cnn have joined to create some great graphics. we're looking at a survey that google politics conducted before tonight's debate. they asked the public which of these seven foreign policy issues they wanted to dress tonight in the de
. anita. >> they certainly have. gary, thank you. and wusa 9 is the place to be. join us at 9:00 for the debate itself. you can watch it streamed live as well on wusa9.com. stick around for 9 news at 11:00 as we talk to usa today fact checkers about who's telling the truth, who's exaggerating and who's walking that fine line. >>> today was the last day for virginia voters to get registered. they're working to get president obama re-elected one door at a time, is lizzie. she and other campaign volunteers have already registered more than 120,000 new virginia voters. four years ago the obama campaign saw an 80% voter tourout in arlington. volunteers want to make a repeat of that. >> virginia went blue. the denothinggraphy is -- demography is good for going blue again. >> it was the first time in 44 years voters backed a democrat. volunteers are working foo to put the state back in the g.o.p.'s column. >> we got our clocks cleaned in virginia four years ago. republicans didn't put up much of a fight. they took virginia for granted. that's not happening now. >> this campaign seaso
department weeks before he and three other americans were killed by militants at attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he asked for a extension of personnel and that would be the military security team with expertise in counterterrorism. august2nd stevens asked for body guards saying that the security in libya what violent. the council came under attack september 11th, the new documents will come up monday at president obama and mitt romney square off in the final debate focusing on foreign policy. we are your go to debate station. teaming up with usa today and starting at nine on the website, we will be live blogging about what the candidates say. you can join the conversation via facebook or twitter and on 2 news@11:00, we check the statements with the usa today fact checking team. a nitta. >>> new tonight, two navy sailors will be charged with the prostitution scandal involving the secret svice and military members preparing for the president's vis to it columbia. a senior mill official say the two sailors will be charged for firing a prostitute and drinking within 8 hours. several arm
tonight. $7.50 in nickels. some sugar lumps. and maybe -- i don't know if this will come in useful. a feather. you know, i really hope you win that apple because it is going to be awkward giving it back while it is partially digested. a razor blade in the apple? [applause] how do you feel about settling out of court? good night, everybody. good night. >>> the vice presidential candidates wrapped up their debate. to the analysis. joining me in the studio, republican governor bob err lick and jim more ran from virginia. ten seconds, gentleman. governor err lick, who was stronger tonight? >> biden stopped the bleeding. ryan was very strong. a good performance on both. >> . he exploited his weaknesses. he exploited that, so i really think he ate into the independence a little bit more than -- >> congressman ryan -- he's going to demand more time next time around because of that. >> all right, gentlemen. i've got to stop you right there -- i've got to stop you guys, because we want to talk about whether or not the truth was told tonight. we don't know whether it was just truth or spin.
. mission one for us here keeping you safe. therefore we will track sandy until we know for sure you are in the clear. could come up the coast and smack us across the face. >> i will tell you what. it could come up the coast but what we are concerned about is not so much this weekend but maybe next week. she has strengthened since 8:00. she's now 85 miles per hour with sustained winds. still a category one, but the eye clearly defined now. we will zoom in across or in between jamaica and also cuba. pretty good little sized storm. the eye just you have of the east tip of cuba, and again winds are 80 miles per hour. imus to 100. all right. here is a look now at the tropical storm warnings for portions of florida, north ward to sebastian, all of the bahamas are under a hurricane warning at this hour. the track still takes it across cuba into the bahamas as a category one -- and back to the southeast. that's a good thing. it will parallel the coast, the bad thing it turns back to the north and west, and that means it could affect the immediate metro area, not so much over the weekend but
young kids, one who was extremely happy to see us. >> i'm on tv, yeah. >> reporter: mandatory evacuations, two words that mean next to nothing to these two kids. there is a mandatory evacuation on this road. >> i didn't know. so yeah, no, we got some information to our newsroom so we're here to see what everybody is doing but you don't know. >> i didn't hear about it. last time they came by and knocked on the door. >> reporter: 9 news beat the fire crews to the streets. where are you going to go? >> right now we'll probably go to a hotel. >> september we get it so up to here so that's why you got it and this time double. >> reporter: did you lose anything last time? >> yes, a lot. >> reporter: what kind of stuff did you lose? >> the microwave, you know. >> reporter: and that family is excited to get out of there because actually the two kids are excited because they are promised they would go to a hotel with a pool. back here we want to find out more. michael hunter, you are the manager, why is it so important for people to know about shelters like this? >> red cros
>> more and more of us seem to be losing faith, according to a new study on religion. >> but there is one segment of our population losing their religion more than anyone else. debra breaks down the numbers and takes a closer look at the unfaithful. >> reporter: usually when you hear the word study your eyes might glaze over but this one right here says more people don't identify with any religion. and they have a name. some call them nuns. next time you go out to dinner with four of your friends, odds are one of you either never identified with any religion or you least it over the years. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: catholic, jewish, protestant, muslim, sikh, so many religious. now the nuns, they could believe god doesn't exist or does or could be affiliated with any religion. >> the way the world is today, a lot of stuff is breaking apart, you know. why not religio ? >> but according to the pugh research center they make up one out of every five adults in this country. >> i'm not affiliated with any religion. >> reporter: that's a 5% spike in the last five years. the
of it, and wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us, we will make clear to the american public. >> reporter: some news here, blaming the against community for the confusion. >> why were people talking about protests when people in the conflict first saw armed men attacking with guns? there were no protesters? >> because that is exactly what we were told by the against community. >> reporter: foreign policy and war -- >> when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great deal of gratitude for what they've done for us, including your son joe. >> reporter: joe buy ten made his scorn clear in words and laughter that led to criticism in the twitter verse. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of ma lark i can. >> reporter: and paul ryan was not afraid to strike back. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a duress to make up for the last round, but i think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: some punch and counter pudge. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the r
:00, most of us back up around 70. we'll come back on how warm it will get on wednesday and if tropical storm sandy becomes a hurricane and is heading our way over the weekend. >>> topper's forecast is ahead. here's tonight's fact from save the facts usa.org. >> do you consider d.c. a hip place to live or is it uncool? >> yeah. it's something you want to think about, or maybe you don't want to think about. debra alfarone found out tonight a lot of people actually do care about it. >> reporter: it all started with this. >> hip. >> reporter: an article saying, quote, the city is not hip and it never will be. ever since on the streets and in some tweets, the hipness debate has raged on. first, when you think of hip as hipsters. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: some who organize onesie bar crawls. brooklyn new york wins on that front. >> hip. >> reporter: so to compare -- >> so to compare it to other cities is not what i think we should be doing. >> reporter: she is promoting her hometown hipness in the hippest way on twitter. >> so to compare it to other cities is not what i think we should be d
possibly be the future leaders themselves, they used some technology that could shape the way that you and i watch debates or even 9 news in about a minute, i'm going to give our viewers a chance to do that, too. inside university of maryland, public policy grad students are watching, reacting and tapping on their smart phones. >> it's just not true. >> it's absolutely true. >> reporter: to be clear, it was a lopsided crowd. >> how many registered democrats, show of hands. anyone registered republicans? >> am i the only one? >> i'm one of the only republicans in the school. i don't know what the numbers are, what the percentage is, but you know, i don't mind. >> you want me to answer the question on that? i'm happy to answer the question. >> all right, and it is? >> reporter: as the debate heated up; so did the tapping. it's a new technology developed on campus from react labs that lets us react in real time. they have four choices, agree, disagree, spin or dodge. >> you'll get a chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. >> reporter: tonight they could have also included clash. >> for t
>>> hello, i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us. with the nationals season coming to an abrupt halt in the bottom of the ninth last night, we turn to tomorrow's redskins game for the top story tonight. rg3 from all indications is going to start the game against the vikings despite the mild concussion he suffered last week. tonight some are criticizing the move. kristen berset is here with the story. >> reporter: first it's a case of should he or shouldn't he? rg3 worked out all week and says he feels fine. despite that, some don't think he should play tomorrow against the vikings. usa today's sports come columnist wrote about this and why he should stay on the sidelines. >> there's so much we don't know about concussions. he says he's fine. the tests apparently show he's fine. he is going to run outside the pocket at some point in the vikings game. i think the entire redskin nation will cringe. and what worries you is this is his second concussion. he had one in college and now, this, second in a year. these things add up. and i just think for the good of this franchise, for th
. ching says there are roughly one out of eight babies born with complications from low oxygen in the u.s. each year. >>> another confirmed case of meningitis in our area. maryland reported its 15th case. nationwide the toll stands at 197 reported cases. 15 people have died in some 13 states. maryland has one of those deaths. health officials say the outbreak stems from tainted steroid medication injected into patients for treatment of back pain. 31 cases were linked to a national tennessee clinic and that's where 70-year-old carol whitten was a patient. >> i was miserable. it wasn't my back and my leg. it was just sharp pains. my head was just hurt. >> the medication made by a pharmacy in massachusetts has since been recalled. >>> with three weeks left until election day and the next presidential debate scheduled for tuesday, the candidates continue to chip away in battleground states. president obama is in virginia while mitt romney is courting votes in ohio. ken molestina reports on the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: the romney ticket hit the ground hard in ohio. v.p. can
us now is our social media editor. when the bug words came up with what we as journalists are expecting from the debate. >> we had an informal news poll and the words we came up with were middle class, jobs, economy, and american people. president obama mentioned the middle class and income 18 times and mitt romney's most said word was job and jobs which he mentioned 23 times. american people was the least said word for actually both candidates. president obama with just five and romney with four. >> now, let's talk about twitter. you have a map here of literally what is trending right now across the nation. talk to me about this. >> this is so cool. this is trends map which provides real time updates into what is trending across the country. and you can see the larger words are being talked about more on twitter right now. interestingly enough, interrupted, lair and moderator are some of the most spoke he be worst on twitter. >> and -- spoken words on twitter. >> that is funny. matt thought he didn't do enough to keep the candidates in line and the debate moving forward,
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